Ölvisholt Beer Tastings
We host tastings of the beers from Ölvisholt Brewery, a local farmhouse brewery about 20 minutes away from us.
The tasting includes an introduction to the basics of beer brewing, a virtual tour of the brewery, and of course a taste of all of the brewery’s flagship beers: Freyja, Skjálfti, Móri, and Lava. It takes about an hour and can be conducted in English or Icelandic. Tastings are only available to groups of 10 or more and by special request. We can accommodate groups of up to 50 in the bar downstairs or up to 100 upstairs.
The tastings can be run after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends. Contact us for more information or to book a tasting.
- For groups of fewer than 10: 3.500 kr. per person
- For groups of 10-15: 3.000 kr. per person
- For groups of 15 or more: 2.500 kr. per person
- For groups of 50 or more: 2.000 kr. per person
- Ask us about a discounted price for beer tastings and food packages
More about the beers
About Ölvisholt Brewery
Jon Gunnlauggson’s talent as a farmstead brewer – on a wild and lonely heath facing an active volcano – is utterly stunning and inspiring. And so is the Olvisholt story:
The brewery opened on Jon’s family dairy farm in 2008. The day before the official inauguration, an earthquake, registering 6.1 on the Richter scale, shocked Southern Iceland. The full combi tanks were swayed side to side, but the equipment withstood the tremor. Visitors at the opening said the brewers must be in contact with the Nordic gods since their first beer, Skalfti, means quake. Next came Lava… and the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull – the volcano that erupted and halted all air traffic across Northern Europe. Hmm…
Praise is showering in for LAVA, named one the 25 best new beers (of 7000 introduced) in 2012 by Draft Magazine.
The brewing capacity of the brewery is about 300 tons, or about 1 million bottles, per year. That’s quite small, but even so their beers can be found not only in Iceland but also in Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and the United States. Here at The Red House we carry their full line of beers, which you can read about on their own pages: